AHL Operations


Athletic Trainer

Equipment Manager

Jock Callander

Assistant Coach/ Director of Hockey Operations & Team Services

Cleveland hockey legend Jock Callander enters his second season on the Monsters bench in 2013-14, and his seventh with the organization, having worked in the front office since the team’s inception in 2007. The Monsters and their NHL parent club, the Colorado Avalanche, announced in the summer of 2012 that he would add coaching to his existing role of Director of Hockey Affairs & Team Services.

"We are very happy that Jock has earned this great opportunity to expand his role with the team," said Monsters Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Mike Ostrowski. "We know the coaching staff and players will benefit from his passion, insight and experience, both on and off the ice, as much as we have on the business and operations side the last several years."

Playing 15 of his 18 professional hockey seasons with the Muskegon/Cleveland Lumberjacks, Callander was a member of the 1986 and 1989 Turner Cup Championship teams and played in four IHL All-Star games. He is the IHL's all-time leading scorer, as he registered 1,402 career points (including playoffs). His 848 assists are second all-time in the IHL and his 554 goals are good for third all-time. Callander also played 109 games in the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins - where he was on the 1991-92 Stanley Cup-winning team - and Tampa Bay Lightning.

After his playing career, Callander coached for a season in the IHL (Lumberjacks) and another one in the AHL (Houston Aeros), both as an assistant.

A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Callander resides in Avon Lake and is a father of three: sons Chase and Pierson and daughter Mackenzi.